ICYMI: How a telephone can keep pets in their homes and out of your shelter!

October 12, 2016

Just because someone is having pet problems doesn’t mean the shelter is the best place for that pet. Often, pet owners just need some support: behavior help, food, assistance with veterinary bills, tips on pets-allowed housing. As part of their implementation of the Alternatives to Intake initiative, the San Francisco SPCA operates a comprehensive call […]


ICYMI: How a ‘Foster to Surrender’ program can expand your shelter’s lifesaving capacity

October 4, 2016

Ever wished you had more foster homes? You may have overlooked one easy source: the people who show up at your shelter with cats and kittens needing your help. “Through our Foster to Surrender program, we have been able to help hundreds of animals each year who previously faced euthanasia because they had an infectious […]


There’s a new community cat resource in town!

September 26, 2016

Ever wish someone had written the book on community cat programs, TNR, and feral cat management? Best Friends just did, and the’ve made the whole 28-chapter book available for free download! The book includes: Basics Why Community Cat Programs? A Brief History of TNR Model Programs The Importance of Leadership Engaging Key Stakeholders Administration Staffing […]


The Million Cat Challenge map: The most fun you can have online without breaking the law!

September 20, 2016

We’re nothing here at Million Cat Central if not all about a good time. And one of the things we love to do most is play with our Challenger map! Seeing as state after state gets covered with little pins indicating participating shelters is more fun than anything other than a room full of kittens! […]


ICYMI: ‘Starting and running a shelter intervention program’ webinar

September 13, 2016

Each year, Downtown Dog Rescue keeps more than 2,000 cats and dogs out of the Los Angeles Animal Services South LA Shelter through a groundbreaking in-shelter intervention program. Find out what they do, how they do it,, and how your shelter can, too, from DDR founder Lori Weise and senior Shelter Intervention Prevention counselor Amanda […]


Facebook Live can triple your shelter’s social media engagement!

September 8, 2016

Most marketing experts will tell you that we are entering a new golden age: video. If their predictions are correct, in five years the majority of the content you see and share online will be video. What that means for you today: You can reach over three times the number of people on social media […]


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